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Locksmith is not enabled, yet I can view filesystem? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I help build and repair computers for my school. Recently a student came in saying they forgot the password to their gaming desktop. No problem, I can use DaRT 10 to reset it. I have done this before to access locked systems in similar scenarios. Usually, when I boot into DaRT, I can access the Locksmith (blue and underlined) and the Filesystem (blue and underlined) as well as the others.

    However, for this desktop (Windows 10 Pro x64 they told me), a bunch of tools including Locksmith are inaccessible; they are "blacked out". But the filesystem viewer still works, and I can copy files from the drive so it can't be a read/write issue can it?

    I'm at a loss for what to do. I have also used Kali Linux in the past for password recovery, but I don't have a Kali drive available at this time and prefer to use DaRT. What is the issue, and how should I fix it? Thanks for any help!

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:31 PM